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Gardening Safety for Seniors

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to start thinking about all those outdoor activities we love so much, like gardening. Gardening is great outdoor exercise, and the bonus is you get something wonderful in return – fresh, healthy vegetables to eat or beautiful flowers to enjoy. For seniors, it’s important to keep a few safety tips in mind when gardening so that you enjoy your time outdoors while staying safe. Be sure your garden is accessible. Ensure that there is a clear, level path Continue reading →

Spring Cleaning Tips: Decluttering Your House

  Spring is almost here, and now is a great time to start clearing out the clutter. Over the years, we collect so many things that eventually it can be hard to keep the house clean, so it’s important to take time each year to clear out things you no longer need. Clutter is also a safety issue for seniors because more clutter means an increased risk of falls. Here are some easy tips that will help you clear away the clutter this spring. Make Continue reading →

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

We’ve had some cold weather this winter, and while the snow can look lovely, it can present some special safety challenges for older adults. If you’re a senior or have an older family member you’re concerned about in this cold weather, here’s a list of easy tips to use so seniors can stay safe when the temperatures are low. As we age, it becomes harder to retain body heat, so hypothermia, which is when someone has a dangerously low body temperature, can set in fast. Continue reading →

Staying Connected Through Technology

To get through today’s trying times, staying connected is crucial. That can be easier for younger people who grew up with the internet and today’s modern communication devices, but it can be a challenge for seniors. Thankfully, most technology is designed to be easy to use. If you’re a senior or know a senior who needs better ways to stay in touch, especially while isolating during COVID-19, here are some helpful technology options that make communication easy.    Video chatting. Video chatting helps seniors feel Continue reading →

Why Good Hydration Matters for Seniors

As we age, good nutrition becomes even more important, and hydration is also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, many seniors don’t drink enough water every day, and that can mean experiencing symptoms that may be mistaken for other health issues. Today, we’ll talk about why getting enough water is so important for seniors. When you don’t drink enough water, you are at risk of becoming dehydrated. Some common symptoms of hydration include: Dry mouth Headache Fatigue Increased heart rate and body temperature Continue reading →

The Importance of Sleep for Seniors

We all need sleep, but as we age, the quality of our sleep may diminish due to medications and other causes. Prioritizing a good night’s sleep is especially important for seniors. Here’s why.  The purpose of sleep is rejuvenation. During your sleep cycle, your body repairs cell damage and gives your immune system a refresh. These efforts positively affect your health by optimizing brain and body functions that can help improve memory and concentration, protect against disease, and even elevate your mood. So how can Continue reading →

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

As we approach the end of 2020, many people are looking back on this challenging year, but now is the time to look ahead. New Year’s resolutions have been around for a long time, but this year they may be even more important for seniors. Now is the time to reflect on your life and focus on things that will bring you joy and good health for all of next year. Here are a few healthy resolutions for seniors to consider for themselves.   Become Continue reading →

Why Exercise is So Important for Seniors

We’ve heard it many times – that a good diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep are all important for good health. And as we enter the holiday season, it’s important to keep up all those healthy habits. But what is the real importance of exercise for seniors? We’ve put together some of the most important benefits of exercise for people over age 65.   Lowered disease risk. As we age, the risk of acquiring medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes increase. Continue reading →

Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors

The holiday season is upon us, and 2020 is much different from other years. We’re all paying attention to safety for our health, but sometimes that means other precautions go by the wayside. Here are a few important tips for seniors to ensure all-around safety this holiday season.   Decorations. We all have boxes and boxes of decorations we’ve collected over the years. But if they fill up too much space, try rotating the ones you use so there are fewer on display. The idea Continue reading →

Helping Seniors Who are Experiencing Depression

People experience a lot of changes as they get older, but depression should not be one of them. According to the CDC, about seven million adults over 65 in the US experience depression, but the condition is not a normal part of aging. It’s important for everyone to know the signs of depression so they can help the seniors in their life. Depression is a mental health condition that can affect people of any age, but for seniors who feel less connected with their family Continue reading →